New iMacs Have Arrived!!!

iMacYesterday I wrote in my blog that Apple is coming out with revised iMacs.  I thought that they were going to come out tomorrow; because Tuesdays is when Apple usually releases their new products.  Well, they released the iMacs today with bump increases only.  As I mentioned yesterday I was hoping that they would include a Blu-ray drive.  But, they did not, I guess I will have to wait for the next refresh.  Generally when there is a bump in hardware, and not a significant upgrade that means the next round will have the upgrades.  As for the iMacs being released today, it might mean that Apple has another new product lined up for tomorrow.  We will see what Apple has in store for us.

Looking at the line-up it appears that pricing has not changed for the three different models of iMacs.  However, it appears that Apple has introduced a new 24-inch iMac, it sports the following specs:
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB memory
500GB hard drive
8x double-layer
SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce 8800
GS with 512MB memory
Ships: 1-3 business days
$2199.00
These specs come directly from Apple’s online Store.  For more information click here.

With these specifications it appears Apple is looking at the gamer market.  This is the first time I have seen a NVIDIA video card in an iMac.  You generally find these cards in the Mac Pros.  If Apple is doing this, I say good for them.  The more they open their products to gamers, or non gamers only means more market growth for them.

New iMacs

product-20inIs it that time of year again for new iMacs. According to macrumors.com retailers have received new part numbers for the refreshed iMacs, and we might see them as early as Monday or Tuesday. I’m betting Apple will release them on Tuesday, since this is when they usually releases new products. It appears that the refreshed iMacs will have a bump in processor, memory, and hard drive capacity. I personally would like to see a Blu-ray drive in the new iMacs. I believe Apple has stayed on the side lines through the whole Blu-ray Vs HD-DVD hoop-la. Well, since the studios have chosen a platform, I would think Apple would implement the next generation optical drive, since they are part of the Blu-ray consortium. Another indicator towards Blu-ray on the Macs is the new Toast 9 with Blu-ray burning capabilities. The previous version also included this feature, but it was not promoted in ads as the new version is. We will see come Tuesday if these rumors are true, or just a rumor.